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When Can Puppies Eat Dry Dog Food?

1. When can puppies eat dry dog food?

When can puppies eat dry dog food? The main food for pet dogs is dog food, but it is not suitable for newly born puppies, especially dry dog food.

After the dog is weaned, the gastrointestinal and other physical functions are fully developed, then it is suitable to feed dogs on dry dog food. How old can a puppy eat dog food? Next, we will briefly analyze it for you.

Dogs are generally weaned for about 1 to 2 months. After weaning, dogs cannot be given dry dog food immediately, but soft dog food for a period of time.

Simply put, dog owners should soak the dog food in warm water to soften it before giving it to the pet dog. However, for puppies, when can they eat dry dog food normally?

We know that dogs can't eat dry dog food immediately after birth, mainly because of physical discomfort. First of all, the teeth in the puppy's mouth are not developed completely, and the gastrointestinal function is very fragile.

If dog owners blindly feed dry dog food, it will easily cause gastrointestinal burden, and in severe cases, vomiting and diarrhea will occur. So if dog owners want to feed their dog dry dog food, they should at least wait until its gastrointestinal function is relatively sound and its mouth grows teeth.

Generally speaking, depending on the growth of the dog, dog owners can start trying to feed it some dry dog food when it is about 4 to 5 months old.

Of course, when feeding freeze dry dog food to pet dogs, dog owners must closely check their physical reactions. If there is gastrointestinal discomfort, dog owners must deal with it in time and adjust the dog's diet plan scientifically to ensure the health and safety of the pet dog.

2. What is the difference between dry dog food and wet dog food?

There are two types of dog food on the market, one is canned wet dog food and the other is puffed dry dog food. So what is the difference between these two types of dog food?

It is easy to digest and absorb dry dog food for dogs, which has relatively balanced nutrients and is easy to carry. Dry dog food is cheap and has a long shelf life.

Wet dog food is generally made by mixing vegetables, flour, and meat. It can only be eaten on the spot. The palatability is very good, and dogs prefer to eat it.

The disadvantage is that the production cost is relatively high, resulting in a relatively high price. And it is inconvenient to carry, and it has a relatively short shelf life. If wet dog food is used as the main food to feed medium and large dogs, the daily expenses are high. Generally, wet dog food is used as pet snacks or complementary food to feed.

Dry dog food is generally stored in a dry place. If the packaging bag has been opened, it must be sealed and stored; wet dog food can be stored in the refrigerator to avoid the loss of nutrients.

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